BANDS


This information is subject to change.

Gordon Webster Band – US (28/12, 30/12, 31/12)
Pianist Gordon Webster is one of the most sought after musicians in the Lindy Hop scene. His tremendous musicianship and passion, supported by his knowledge of social dancing, have inspired lindy hoppers at numerous dance events world wide. Together with his band Gordon is drawing influences as diverse as Fats Waller, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, and Gene Harris and serves a smorgasbord of styles unified by one characteristic: irresistible danceability.

Naomi & Her Handsome Devils – US (29/12, 31/12,1/1) 

International Lindy Hop champion Naomi Uyama has formed a band with some of her very favorite jazz musicians to bring you the most swing possible. Since coming together in 2013 Naomi & Her Handsome Devils has played some of the biggest and best lindy hop events around the world. This will be their third year back at the Snowball.

Hot Sugar Band – France (30/12, 31/12)

The Hot Sugar Band takes you right back to the 1930′s ballrooms of Harlem, straight in to the golden age of Jazz. They are young and inspired by the greats such as Fats Waller, Count Basie, John Kirby, Charlie Christian, and Django Reinhardt and they will without a doubt make you move.


Stockholm Swing All Stars – SWE (28/12, 29/12)

Since their conception in 2002, The Stockholm Swing All Stars have had great success touring all over Scandinavia, playing in concert halls, at jazz festivals, and in clubs. The tailor-made arrangements highlight the various members’ personalities. Their music is full of energy and swing, sometimes virtuosic, sometimes quietly beautiful. Challenging, yet inviting.

Hornsgatan Jazz Orchestra – SWE (26/12)
Hornsgatan Jazz Orchestra is an extended version of the Stockholm based band Hornsgatan Ramblers. Twelve musicians with heart and soul in the sounds and styles of the 30s and 40s. Influenced by the great traveling American dance orchestras and Harlem night club house bands - Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Louis Jordan only to name a few.

Enric Peidro Swingtet – ESP (27/12, 29/12) 
A self taught musician, Peidro began playing tenor at the age of fourteen. A couple of years later he was playing on several blues and rhythm and blues bands. His interest in Jazz developed quickly and since then, Peidro has remained loyal to his musical heros: tenor masters like Ben Webster, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins ,Lester Young and also some of their disciples, like illinois Jacquet, Arnett Cobb, Buddy Tate, etc. In the later years, he works mainly as a band leader with two main units under his name. Peidro's sound and phrasing are deeply rooted in the swing-era, and his approach is natural and genuine.

Hasse Ling & His Syncopators of Swing  SWE (27/12)
Hasse Ling and his Syncopators of Swing play music from the 1930's and 40’s. With one leg in rhythm & blues and the other one in jazz this band brings a broad diversity of swing music for dancers to enjoy.



On the Blues/Slow Lindy floor:

Joakim Falk Blue Devils – SWE (27/12, 28/12)
This band focuses on slow blues inspired by New Orleans greats like Bunk Johnson and Louis Armstrong, and of course music of 20th century blues queens like Bessie Smith among others. Joakim Falk Blue Devils will play two late nights in the blues room.

Christoffer Johansson – SWE (29/12, 30/12)
Christoffer Johansson has a way of taking the stage and making it his. With faultless sense for drama and suspense, he reproduces the blues, ballads and spirituals of early 20th century America. Whether plucking his strings or just clapping out a rhythm, his gritty voice will keep you spellbound, hanging on every word.
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